Letters to the editor

How?

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville How can any one explain that writing a letter complaining about gays and lesbians or children who get trophies for participating is not being a whiner? How can Trump supporters say we must respect President Trump because he is the President while they ...

Patriotism

JOHN YOUNG Stevensville A few years ago, my wife and I took a week-long bicycle trip through Normandy, France. The highlight of the trip was the experience of touring the various World War II memorials, beaches, Point du Hoc and museums. But what stood out the most for me was the ...

Meals on wheels

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg As I was visiting an elderly friend of mine, her meal on wheels arrived. I will not mention the county, but it saddened me as she opened her meal while saying how hungry she was. I noticed an almost black banana, an apple, a salad with croutons and a ...

False consciousness

STEWART EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. The concept of “false consciousness” (a way of thinking that prevents a person from perceiving how their society works) appears to be rampant all over the planet relative to how popular right-wing populism has become and how people have been suckered into ...

Morals?

KEN DAUBER Cogan Station I had to chuckle after reading a recent letter that said, “What will we be like if we were to abandon our Christian morals.” I think the writer already abandoned his Christian morals if he voted for Trump. What morals are you talking about? He told the world ...

Drug of choice?

JUDITH MOLIK Amherst, N.Y. Recently someone said to me that President Trump is certain voters’ drug of choice. Naturally I needed the person to explain what they meant. This is how I understood it: Some American citizens have need of a drug to take their pain away. Perhaps lack of ...

Democrats’ modus operandi

CHARLES ACKERMAN South Williamsport Because they didn’t like the results of the 2016 presidential election, the Democrats set out to destroy Donald Trump, his family, his friends and most of his associates. That’s who the Democrats are and that’s what they do. Because they didn’t ...

Discrimination, or is it jealousy?

REUBEN K. FISHER Allenwood There’s a snitch in town. Somebody called the Public Utility Commission officers and gave them the exact time that Amish employees show up for work, stopping their drivers to see if they are properly licensed. Why should this person care if they are or if ...

Leave Trump alone

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg Trump wins again! I knew he was clever, taxing Mexico imports is his way or the highway of saying if you can’t handle your own people, I will. My, my ... why are so many governmental officials upset? Perhaps they have their fingers in the cookie jar? Boy ...

Scams and harassment

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden I am writing about the well-being of all the retired Social Security recipients who are being deliberately harassed, annoyed and tormented 24/7 and most generally near meal time because that is when most senior citizens consume their medications. Many of these ...

Take pride

DIANE WHITAKER Beech Creek The Col. Hugh White-Col. John Chatham Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored two Central Mountain High School seniors at various award ceremonies. Cain Burnell was presented the 2019 Good Citizens Award for his leadership and patriotism in his home, ...

The war on drugs

DAVID FAUST Selinsgrove Richard Nixon started the war on drugs in 1971. Has it been successful in removing illegal drugs from the streets? No! Despite spending trillions of dollars, there are more drugs on the streets now, they’re cheaper and are being used by more people than ever ...

New tax feeding PennDOT

GLENN CROSSLEY Montgomery All over Pennsylvania volunteer organizations in towns and cities are receiving registered letters sent by their local PennDOT Engineering district threatening legal action and fines for posting the small informational signs we see entering many Pennsylvania towns. ...

Our rights

HOPE STREET Trout Run I personally do not care if you are gay or lesbian or whatever else you think you are. However, how dare you think that you should be put ahead of others seeking jobs or any other thing. I for one am sick of the constant whining from anyone who doesn’t get their ...

The UPMC-Highmark dispute needs to stop

TONY DeLUCA Penn Hills Like many of my neighbors and fellow residents of western Pennsylvania, I continue to be dismayed by the ongoing situation between UPMC and Highmark. I am particularly angry about the decision by the UPMC board and CEO Jeffrey Romoff to make it effectively impossible ...

Climate change

DAVID STONE Williamsport Climate change is the most important issue of our time. We have dug a deep hole in the past hundred years by putting millions of tons of green house gasses in the atmosphere. There is clear evidence that this is changing the climate. Storms are getting more severe, ...

Admiration?

JOHN YOUNG Stevensville So, President Donald J. Trump spoke at a rally in Lycoming County. As I watched some news clips of that speech, I thought of what people most admire about Trump. Is it the Donald Trump who keeps saying the Chinese are filling “our coffers” with billions of ...

A real concern

ALAN COHICK Cogan Station We are talking here about quintessential terms such as: The new age movement, the new world order, national debt, a cashless society, paper money with no backing, the Federal Reserve, Babylon, Bible prophecy, the next financial crisis, socialism, globalsim and the ...

Trump campaigns in Pa.

JOHN HUERTA Warren For Donald Trump to campaign for one candidate and for himself, there have been two issues that voters have already gone mad against. Those two issues are Fred Keller and Donald Trump. No one is that happy about what Mr. Trump said the other night when he appeared with ...

Disheartening

DR. CHARLES FOULSHAM Lock Haven This past week I again noticed a disturbing occurrence at the Lock Haven Post Office. Memorial Day and the Stars and Stripes was NOT flying from the Post Office flagpole. I do not know if this is the policy of the U.S. Postal Service (I did not check the ...